Police discover a cannabis factory on a quiet residential street in Cardiff
A huge cannabis factory has been discovered in a house on a quiet residential street in Cardiff. South Wales Police officers executed a warrant at a property on Bangor Street in Roath on Thursday May 19 and found hundreds of plants inside.
A total of 239 cannabis plants were discovered growing in multiple rooms. Klajdi Muca, a 22 year old man from Roath was arrested and charged with producing a controlled drug after the bust.
Mr Muca was due to appear at Cardiff Magistrates’ Court on Friday May 20. Get the latest stories from Cardiff straight to your inbox by signing up to our newsletter.
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The Roath cannabis factory is the latest discovery in Cardiff. We’ve reported on all the cannabis plants that have been discovered on properties in Wales so far this year, which you can find out more about by clicking here.
A South Wales Police spokesman said: “On Thursday May 21, South Wales Police executed a warrant at a residential property in Bangor Street. A man was arrested and 239 plants of cannabis were being grown in several rooms. Klajdi Muca, 22, from Roath, has been charged with production of a controlled drug and was due to appear at Cardiff Magistrates’ Court today.”
Cathays Neighborhood Police Sergeant Huw Taylor posted the results of the arrest on Twitter, writing: “The Cathays Neighborhood Police Team with the Tactical Support Team successfully executed a warrant this morning at a residential property where a man was arrested. Community intelligence, warrant executed, drugs off our street.”
In April, more than 2,700 cannabis plants were discovered growing in a former sports and social club on Broadway, with 820 kg of plants removed from the property and destroyed. Days earlier, more than 140 plants had been discovered at a rented property at Ty-To-Maen Close in old St Mellons.
Less than two weeks ago, a huge bag of cannabis was discovered in a car following a stop in Trowbridge. The driver failed a drug test and was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply cannabis and impaired driving. You can read more about it here.